Peas: 10 Benefits Of Peas

Author By: Tallene Hacatoryan, MS, RD, CLT on 13 Mar, 2019

Peas Benefit #2: Good Source of Iron

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common cause of anemia. Iron is essential to ensure healthy red blood cells and to ensure hemoglobin can transfer oxygen throughout the body. Though very common, iron deficient anemia can usually be combatted by increasing iron in the diet.

There are two forms of iron. Heme and non-heme iron. Heme iron is easier for the body to absorb and only exists in meat sources such as eggs, chicken, and beef. Non-heme iron is found in plant based foods. Peas, a vegetable, contain the non-heme version of iron. Though not as easy for the body to absorb, peas are still a high source of plant iron that can be easily and cheaply added to one’s diet. This is especially beneficial for vegans and vegetarians.

Benefits Of Peas

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